Lita Buttolph, DSOM, PhD, LAc
Dr. Lita Buttolph (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist and certified qigong instructor. She provides gentle, compassionate care to patients, helping to enable their own self-healing and empowerment.
Lita's love of Chinese Medicine began over 20 years ago through the study of Wild Goose Qigong, a 1700-year-old Chinese movement art. After her first month of practice, she experienced dramatic improvements in her health and overall well-being. She continued to practice and eventually received her teaching certification in 2005. She currently teaches qigong classes throughout Portland. Through her study of this subtle form of qigong she has come to recognize the power of gentle approaches to treating illness.
Lita works with patients of all ages and abilities, including children and elderly patients. Her gentle techniques are particularly suitable for sensitive individuals. A typical treatment session includes a thorough intake, Chinese pulse and tongue assessment, and a combination of acupuncture, moxabustion and gentle bodywork. She may also prescribe a Chinese herbal formula, recommend simple qigong exercises, and make dietary recommendations based on Chinese medical dietetics. She also offers individual qigong sessions in addition to leading group qigong classes.
Lita has always had a love of nature. Prior to studying classical Chinese medicine, she worked as an ecologist/social scientist in natural resources management. She has spent her life enjoying and playing music, studying the koto (a classical Japanese string instrument) since the age of five. Lita enjoys spending time with her family, practicing qigong, hiking, gardening, and crafting.
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